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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2013 10:20 pm
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KrisS-

  1890 is when Harriet applied for the pension. According to your 1880 Census info, she was a widow in 1880. Based on the ages of the children, Eugene must have died between 1875 and 1879.

  From what you said, Eugene had some kind of Texas connection and was buried here. I don't see an obvious location for his gravesite. Search groups like this one might be able to help....

http:/texas.archives.com/ 

   ....but of course there is no guarantee that they will find him, or that the info will be of much use to you if they do find him. 

Editing: I don't think that a reduction in rank would in itself ruin his widow's chances of getting a pension. If he was indeed in the artillery regiment, then he finished the war with them (Discharged in Sept. of 1865) and apparently served honorably.           

Last edited on Fri Feb 1st, 2013 10:24 pm by Texas Defender

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